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Halloween Book Tag I — chasing destino

Halloween Book Tag

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It’s been a bit since I’ve done a book tag and since it’s Halloween I figured it made sense to do a Halloween Book Tag. I found this on Chasing Destino’s blog. Check it out here https://chasingdestino.com/2021/10/09/halloween-book-tag-i/

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Favorite Horror Book

The Shining by Stephen King

This book is by far supreme to the movie. And the movie is one of my favorites. The trick of using the discordant strings throughout the movie. Just barely audible throughout the movie but ever present. Screeching in the background. The camera work is stunning. But in the end, all respect to Shelley Duvall who literally went mad from the abusive suffered under the director and Jack. I always used to get upset about her choking up on that bat. Then I learned she did that scene 127 times. Which is a world record. She was dehydrated and had injured her hands. But we’ll save misogyny in the film industry for another day.

Scariest moment you’ve read in a book?

Doctor Sleep: A Novel by Stephen King

Spoiler alert – If you haven’t seen the movie or read the book, move on to the next part. Otherwise, sorry bout ya. OK. Seriously. The camper people stalked a kid, kidnapped him, and killed him. Slowly. Painfully. In horrific, terrible details. Literally, this is my nightmare as a parent. And knowing that kid suffered so badly. And knowing what his parents were going through. My gods, I hate this scene because it scared me so much I cried. I held my head in my hands and cried. This is on my 31 in 31 and I’m debating whether I will skip that section.

Have you dressed up as a book character for Halloween?

No. Not that I can remember. But I am debating being a book fairy or Rose the Hat this year. I better make a choice soon. The time approaches.

What do you think your favorite fictional character would dress up as for Halloween?

I think Penny McClure from Cleo Coyle’s Haunted Bookshop Series would dress as a book fairy. I think she would use a book that was beyond repair so as not to destroy a book for a costume.

If books were as cheap as candy, what book would you give out to trick or treaters?

This book is truly the best example of never giving up and the meaning of friendship. Everyone should read it.

My Halloween TBR list

I’ve already posted my 31 in 31 but if you’d like to check the blogs out, here they are. https://theglorioustrainwreckmom.com/2021/10/01/october-tbr-31-in-31/ https://theglorioustrainwreckmom.com/2021/10/02/october-tbr-31-in-31-part-2/ https://theglorioustrainwreckmom.com/2021/10/03/october-tbr-31-in-31-part-3/

Recommend some Halloween reads

Oh my lanta. At the time of writing this, I’m only ten days into my 31 in 31. But let me tell you what I’ve read that I think you should read as well.

Carrie by Stephen King

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All: Stories by Laird Barron

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Dolly: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Shelley

So, there you have it. A Halloween book tag. Many thanks to Chasing Destino for posting this.

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